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What Star Wars novels have you read? Liked?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it was resolved within the book, as you expected it might. Like I said, I've been enjoying the Claudia Black stuff... she situates her material well within the movies, and provides links to her own material, as well as Wendig's Aftermath (that I've noticed, and not in this one)
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped by a used bookstore today and picked up The Truce At Bakura. I read this when it first came out in hardback decades ago. And, I don't remember a word.

I started reading it tonight, and it's like I never read it. It's like a fresh, new book to me.

And, I like it! Well, I like how it starts, anyway. It is hours after the death of Palpatine. Luke is exhausted. He's back with the fleet. The Rebels are cleaning up.

I think it's neat how Luke is suffering from calcification on his bones. It's due to the Dark Side energy that the Emperor slapped on Luke during their encounter. The medical droid says that it's an easy fix if it doesn't go untreated.

That's pretty cool. A consequence to his heroic encounter with Vader and the Emperor.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is fun re-reading a book, say 5-10 years apart.. How fresh it seems..
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about a third of the way through (listening) a Star Wars novel written by S.A. Corey, the writing team behind The Expanse. I haven't read that series, and I haven't really tried the TV series, but this book is boring me to tears.

Some writers think that a Star Wars story is any type of story set in the Star Wars universe. They're wrong. Star Wars is Flash Gordon! Buck Rogers! High Adventure Space Opera.

And...that's not this book.

I rarely ditch books, but I am on this one. Audible has a very forgiving return policy. I'm too old to spend time with books that I don't enjoy.

Oh...what's the name of the book? Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves.

The Amazon reviews are decent, averaging 4/5 stars. But, I don't always agree with everyone else. I hated the Leia book, Bloodline, and people seem to love it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the spinoffs of Star Wars (OT) that I *really* enjoy have captured perfectly (and enhanced!) some aspect of the OT, as embodied by an individual character:

Han Solo —> The Han Solo Adventures (Brian Daley)
Wedge Antilles —> X-wing (Michael Stackpole/Aaron Allston)
Luke Skywalker —> The Thrawn Trilogy + The Hand of Thrawn (Timothy Zahn)

I don’t need to explain what genre each character exemplifies—the name says it better than any explanation could!


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